Address : Stewart Brewing, unit 5 42 Dryden Road, Bilston Glen Ind. Estate, Loanhead, EH20 9LZ
Telephone No : 0131 440 2442
Web Site : www.StewartBrewing.co.uk
Visitors centre : No
Stewart Brewing was started by Steve Stewart and his wife Jo in 2004. Steve has worked at many breweries over the UK and even at one in Boston ! They started brewing at the Strathaven brewery before moving to their custom built premises in the Bilston Glen Industrial estate. This was built with the help of friends and family. They are going from strength to strength, now employing four full time staff and some part time and seasonal staff. They are also developing some new and interesting beers.
I visited the brewery in Feb 2011 and Jo Stewart was kind enough to show me around. Check out the video at the bottom of the page.
Here are a selection of the Excellent Beers that are produced by Stewart Brewing :
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PENTLAND IPA 3.9% ABV
A golden dry ale, with slight fruit tones and a moderate bitterness.
Fresh hop cones are added in four stages to contribute a more complex character, resulting in an easy to drink ale that offers refreshment with a little extra spice.
Edinburgh Gold 4.8% ABV
This is a captivating gold beer, sophisticated in taste and rich in colour. Edinburgh Gold boasts an attractive continental hop aroma with moderate bitterness and a pleasing smooth finish.
2007 SIBA* Scotland Regional Beer Competition Scotland Supreme Champion Gold Medal winner, Premium Bitter
2006 SIBA* Scotland Regional Beer Competition Silver Medal winner, Premium Bitter
Copper Cascade 4.1% ABV
A deep red, full bodied, medium dry beer.
What adds the special character is the generous addition of North West American Cascade hops - a delightful hop with a spicy and floral, almost blackcurrant character.
STEWART'S 80/- 4.4% ABV
Stewart's 80/- is a full bodied, full flavoured auburn coloured classic heavy. It's easy drinking with a malty aroma, light hop & fruity characteristics and a smooth and creamy texture.
Edinburgh No 3 4.3% ABV
A full bodied, smooth, cask conditioned ale, with an intense colour, rich malty taste, and a clean finish. Brewed using soft Scottish water, four types of malt, subtly balanced using only a small amount of the finest fresh hop cones.
Some Seasonal Ales
The Forth Mist 3.9% ABV
A wheat beer made with coriander and some very mellow German hops.
Three Wise Men 4.5% ABV
Developed by the 3 Wise(ish) brewers, this beer is a balanced combination of pale, crystal and wheat malts subtly infused with seasonal fruits and a hint of cinnamon to make a very drinkable beer full of festive cheer.
Cauld Reekie 6.2% ABV
Named by Helen, manager of the Bow Bar in Edinburgh’s Victoria Street, Cauld Reekie is a play on Edinburgh’s nickname “Auld Reekie”.
It is a velvety stout crammed full of roasted malt flavour and at 6.2% it’s one to savour in the “Cauld” winter months.
Edinburgh Festival 3.9% ABV
The Edinburgh Festivals take up the whole of August and as the population of Edinburgh swells and the pubs enjoy one of their busiest times of year.
Brewed in honour of the biggest arts festival in the world, Stewart’s Festival ale is a fantastic session ale. Light in colour and with a gentle, refreshing bitterness, a liberal dose of New Zealand hops gives the beer a fine grape like aroma.
Pumpkin Ale 4.3% ABV
Pumpkin Ale is brewed especially for Halloween.
Don’t be scared, pumpkin provides a sweet, colourful backdrop for the spicy American Summit hops to shine through.
Stewart’s Rugby Ale 4.0% ABV
Brewed especially for the Six Nations rugby tour this is a classic golden bitter with a little American hops to add an aroma of gentle earthy citrus fruits.
DoppleBock 7% ABV Premium Bock Beer
Stewart’s Dopplebock is a genuine incarnation of the famous German style of strong, dark lager.
Brewed according to ancient ‘Reinheitsgebot’purity laws and principals, using Munich malt and Saaz hops. This ‘Liquid Bread’ has undergone a 90 day cold maturation, before being bottled.
A strong, dark beer with sweet, malty and chocolate aromas, drink carefully and savour to appreciate fully.
Hefeweizen 5.5% Bavarian Wheat Beer
Fermented with a classic wheat beer yeast and flavoured with a little fresh blueberries, this is a cloudy, complex and beautiful beer with aromas of cloves, banana, and subtle spices. A blend of Maris Otter, Wheat, Oats and Caramalt combine to create a creamy texture and a golden hue.
Pilsen 5.6% Classic Pilsner
Brewed using only lager malt, lager yeast and Saaz hops this is a true interpretation of the style originally brewed in Pilsen, Bohemia in the 1840s.
The Saaz hops are carefully added in three stages, first for bitterness, second for flavour and finally for aroma. This Pilsen has been cold conditioned for 76 days before being bottled.
Stewart’s Pilsen is light, hoppy and crisp.
My thanks to Jo Stewart for taking the time to show me around the brewery and my apologies to Iain Couper, (the head brewer), for turning up just as he was getting a large delivery.
A big thank you to the breweries own web site, www.StewartBrewing.co.uk, for most of the information and images on this page. For more information and a chance to buy some of their Great Beer click on the link above.